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Chapter 15: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices

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One of the roles of the lymphatic system is to remove excess proteins from interstitial fluid.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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The lymphatic system runs parallel to the arterial system.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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None of the lymphatic vessels has muscular linings.

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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Excessive accumulation of lymph fluid in subcutaneous tissues is called

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a. edema

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b. lymphedema

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c. joint swelling

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d. pitting edema

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b. lymphedema

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Lymph is composed of

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a. endothelial cells and fibrils

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b. a transparent, slightly yellow liquid found in lymphatic vessels

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c. the fluid in extracellular space

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d. blood and joint fluid in the joint

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b. a transparent, slightly yellow liquid found in lymphatic vessels

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Which of the following are responsible for lymph movement?

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a. muscle activities

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b. active and passive movements

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c. elevated positions

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d. all of the above

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d. all of the above

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At what minimum setting should the pressure be when using intermittent pneumatic compression devices?

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a. greater than or equal to 30 mmHg

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b. greater than or equal to 100 mmHg

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c. approximately systolic pressure

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d. approximately diastolic pressure

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a. greater than or equal to 30 mmHg

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How long should most intermittent pneumatic compression treatments last, bearing in mind patient comfort?

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a. 5–10 minutes

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b. 10–20 minutes

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